TMSA Dress Code & Uniform Policy
All students must come to school wearing the approved uniform. The uniform policy will be strictly enforced beginning the first day of school. Students who violate the policy will face the following disciplinary actions:
- First Offense – After the first offense the teacher will call home and a written note will also go home in the student’s backpack.
- Second Offense – After the second offense the student will be sent to the Front Office and the parent will be called and asked to bring in proper clothing.
- Third Offense – After the third offense the student will be sent to the Front Office and suspended for the remainder of the day. If a parent fails to pick up his or her student, TMSA may take disciplinary action, including but not limited to further suspension or expulsion of the student.
- Upon the occurrence of any additional offenses, TMSA may take disciplinary action, including but not limited to further suspension or expulsion of the student.
Parents will receive schedules for their child’s classroom in advance to inform them of P.E. days.
On P.E. days, students must come to school wearing the approved P.E. uniform.
All non-P.E. days, students must wear the daily uniform.
APPROVED UNIFORM VENDORS
(vendors who sell plaid skirt, skort, jumper & tie, logo embroidery & heat press)
Lands’ End – Online Shop: www.landsend.com
(Lands’ End does not carry TMSA plaid)
Fun Fridays will occur the last Friday of each month, beginning in August.
Fun Fridays is a TMSA fundraiser, and is optional. Students may wear non-ripped blue jeans and a TMSA shirt (a TMSA uniform shirt or a TMSA T-shirt, which must have “TMSA” on the shirt – this shirt could be from any TMSA event or a TMSA spirit gear t-shirt) on the last Friday of each month for $1. T-shirts may not be altered in any way; blue jeans must be full-length jeans (no jean shorts, skirts or cut-offs). Beginning April 1 and ending Thanksgiving break, students may wear uniform shorts if the weather is warm and shorts are preferred to blue jeans.
Each student must have $1 in hand when entering the school building on Friday morning. If the student is dressed in jeans and does not have $1, the student will forfeit the right to participate in future Fun Fridays and the parents will be notified to bring a change of clothes to school.
All other applicable uniform and apparel standards apply on Fun Fridays.
All proceeds from Fun Fridays will support school sponsored events during the school year.
The school reserves the right to adjust the frequency of Fun Fridays at any time during the school year. In such event, parents will be notified in advance.
Field Trip Uniform
All students must wear the full daily TMSA dress code uniform for field trips. If a Field Trip falls on a Fun Friday, please make sure your student is dressed in the daily uniform, not the Fun Friday uniform.
Dress Uniform (Junior Academy)
Junior Academy students must wear the TSMA plaid tie, when asked to wear the Dress Uniform. Junior Academy students may be asked to wear the Dress Uniform for events, performances, field trips, or for any other reason at the direction of a TMSA teacher or administration. Junior Academy is also required to wear the complete Dress Uniform on Mondays and Tuesdays. The blue polo is allowed for Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays (with the exception of Fun Fridays and P.E.).
THE UNIFORM STANDARDS AND DRESS CODE APPLY AT ALL TIMES DURING THE SCHOOL DAY, INCLUDING EARLY MORNING AND AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS, UNLESS ANOTHER DRESS CODE IS DEFINED FOR SUCH PROGRAM.
Uniforms must be neat and clean. All students should practice good hygiene.
Clothing may not have holes or tears.
All shirts must be tucked in at all times.
Undershirts may be worn (both short-sleeve under short-sleeve polo shirts, and long-sleeve under short-sleeve polo shirts). Undershirts must be solid white, red, gray or navy blue.
Female students must be dressed in school uniform clothing that fits appropriately and comfortably. Uniform pants and shirts must not be tight or otherwise revealing, and must be worn at the waist (no low-rise).
Male students must be dressed in school uniform clothing that fits appropriately and comfortably. Uniform pants must be worn at the waist at all times.
Junior Academy students wearing the oxford button-down shirts must have all shirt buttons fastened – only the collar button may be worn unfastened.
Logo embroidery and logo heat-press are available at approved vendors, J&R Clothing, Optima Uniforms, French Toast and Lands End. J&R Clothing will embroider previously worn shirts purchased from J&R that are in good to excellent condition. Optima will embroider previously-worn shirts that are in good to excellent condition and shirts that were purchased from another vendor.
TMSA school plaid is are available at approved vendors, J&R Clothing and Optima Uniforms.
All skirts and shorts must be no shorter than 3 inches from the knee.
Chino-style uniform pants and shorts may be purchased from any vendor. Pants and shorts may not have any embellishment, including, but not limited to, logos, appliqués, stripes, polka dots, or other embroidered designs. Suggested styles include the following: Cherokee brand at Target, George brand at Wal-Mart, Old Navy and GAP uniform options, Lands’ End, French Toast, etc.
Pants and shorts must be worn at the waist. Pants must be appropriately sized for the student. A belt must be worn at all times with pants, shorts, skirts, and skorts that have belt loops.
Students may not wear cargo pants, capri (or short) pants, leggings (including tight-fitting jean leggings), stirrup pants or wide-leg, baggy pants.
Female students only may wear modest, single-pierced earrings; hoop earrings may not be larger than a quarter. Students may not show visible body piercings; and no self-made graffiti will be tolerated.
Shoes may be purchased from any vendor. Shoes MUST be solid and MAY NOT have any embellishment, including, but not limited to accent colors, logos, swooshes, appliqués, stripes, polka dots, embroidered designs. Suggested styles include the following: Oxfords, Mary Janes, Penny Loafers, Top Siders or Bucs.
STUDENTS MAY NOT WEAR BOOTS OR HIGH-TOP ATHLETIC SHOES.
On P.E. days, only the P.E. Uniform may be worn. No spirit wear T-shirts may be worn on P.E. day.
For this information and further guidelines, please download and read the TMSA Dress Code & Uniform Policy.